Municipal Water Supply
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Siddiqui, M. 2005. Ultraviolet Irradiation. Water Encyclopedia. 1:469–470.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Ultraviolet irradiation (UV) is a potential alternative to chlorination for drinking water disinfection. UV provides disinfection without producing the problematic disinfection by-products of chemical disinfectants such as chlorine. During retrofitting of UV to an existing potable water treatment process or during design of a new installation, there can be significant benefits in reexamining the overall disinfection strategy for the treatment plant and the water distribution system.
- ultraviolet light;
- germicidal properties;
- quartz cell;
- nephelometric turbidity units